Eco-friendly brand drives eco-friendly factory

Neal's Yard Remedies extends and refurbishes

When Neal’s Yard Remedies decided it needed to extend and refurbish its existing factory HQ in Dorset, it was down to award-winning architects Boon Brown to ensure the company’s green ethics were woven throughout the project. From a three-storey-high ‘living’ wall to unique honeycomb-inspired office buildings, the extensions demonstrate the

Porter’s: a passivhaus – and a zero carbon house?

Porter’s: A Passivhaus – and a zero carbon house?

Porter’s was built for me, David and my wife Penny Learmonth in 2011-12 by Touchwood Homes and featured in Vol.23 (Autumn 2013) of Green Building magazine. Recently – and it did take a long time – we received Passive House Certification (ID 5042) and proudly display the sign beside

Unloved home renovation – SuperHomer style!

SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for much greater comfort, lower bills and far lower carbon emissions

We’ve all seen the high end refurbishment projects in the glossy magazines, with their designer furniture, high spec building services and renewables and highly aspirational performance targets. This case study bucks the trend, demonstrating that deep whole house refurbishments can be delivered in a pragmatic way on a limited budget.